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Upcoming: Central America

03 Nov November 03

Travelling from 03/11/2014 to End of January, 2015

g_around_the_world_2I wanted to get this out much sooner, but combining traveling with the planning of next stops takes a lot time; especially when we are talking about a total of eight countries! I am flying from Toronto to Cancun tomorrow morning and can now finally present my first set of ideas of what to do in Central America. Check it out if you are interested in joining me for any parts or if you can perhaps give me some advice!

Planning Central America really made me looking forward to leave Canada now after my first month in. It’s been great here and it was also nice to see the first snow two nights ago while I was walking home from a halloween party, but now I am really looking forward to replace my pants with shorts and my sneakers with flip flops after hitting 27°C Cancun tomorrow morning!

This post will give you my very first draft of Central America, including all countries: Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. I will spend roughly three months in these countries and focused on destinations that are well connected to the main highway. Some exceptions are of course included and maybe you even have a location for me that I did not look into yet, please let me know in the comments then. Maybe I missed some stuff, but I also decided to not go to a lot of places since they are a bit too far out of the way and it would only repeat stuff that I will already see like nice beaches, diving spots etc.

 

Since I am a bit short on time right now, I will not be able to write something about all my planned stops. Instead, I will provide you with the info from my huge Excel planning sheet and you can check the destinations on Google Images to see if you like it. If you are a local and have some advice, please consider that some of the things on the list will be skipped in the end and I allow myself to be flexible, depending on the situation. I just like to have an idea on what I could possibly do in the area and make sure that I connect them all a practical logistical way, without any backtracking for instance.

I am also trying to estimate the time I will spend roughly in each place, including travel times to a next destination. So if you see something showing up twice or more in the list, it might only mean that I plan to stay a day less and the rest is reserved to get to the next destination for instance. The list below is pretty packed and I think in reality I need to skip a few things. If you have traveled or lived in these areas and think that some places deserve a lot more or less time, please let me know 🙂 It will help me to roughly get an idea on when I will hit South America since I have to book a flight from the north down to the South to catch my Ship to Antarctica on March 25th 🙂

DateCountryCityActivity
03.11.2014MexicoToronto > Cancun
04.11.2014MexicoCozumelSnorkeling, Mini Sub, Palancar Reef
05.11.2014MexicoAkumalSnorkeling
06.11.2014MexicoTulumDos Ojos / Gran Cenotes / LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park
07.11.2014MexicoCoba / Ek’ BalamMaya
08.11.2014MexicoChichen Itza / Ik KilMaya / Cenote
09.11.2014MexicoMérida
10.11.2014MexicoUxmalMaya
11.11.2014MexicoBecan / CalakmulMaya
12.11.2014MexicoBacalar / ChetumalConnection to Belize
13.11.2014BelizeCorozal Town
14.11.2014BelizeSan Pedro TownHol Chan Marine Reserve via Boot
15.11.2014BelizeBelize CityZoo, paddle glovers reef?
16.11.2014BelizeBelize City
17.11.2014BelizeCrooked TreeTour to Altun Ta
18.11.2014BelizeSan IgnacioActun Tunichil Muknal Cave Tour
19.11.2014GuatemalaTikal
20.11.2014GuatemalaNakum/Vaxha?
21.11.2014GuatemalaFlores
22.11.2014GuatemalaCobanSemuc Champey
23.11.2014GuatemalaGuatemala CitySink Hole
24.11.2014GuatemalaAntigua
25.11.2014GuatemalaAntiguaClimb Pacaya
26.11.2014GuatemalaPanajachel
27.11.2014GuatemalaLake Atitlan
28.11.2014GuatemalaLake Atitlan
29.11.2014GuatemalaLake Atitlan
30.11.2014GuatemalaAntigua
01.12.2014ElSalvadorSanta AnaLake Coatepeque
02.12.2014ElSalvadorSanta AnaClimb Santa Ana Volcano
03.12.2014ElSalvadorJuayuaChorros de la Calera
04.12.2014ElSalvadorJuayuaEl Imposible National Park
05.12.2014ElSalvadorSan SalvadorPuerta del Diablo
06.12.2014ElSalvadorSan SalvadorSan Salvador Volcano
07.12.2014ElSalvadorMetapanMontecristo Cloud Forest
08.12.2014HondurasLa EntradaCopán Ruinas
09.12.2014HondurasLa EntradaCopán Ruinas
10.12.2014HondurasSan Pedro SulaCusuco National Park
11.12.2014HondurasSan Pedro SulaCusuco National Park
12.12.2014HondurasSan Pedro SulaParque Nacional Jeannette Kawas?? // Fly to Utila
13.12.2014HondurasUtilaDiving
14.12.2014HondurasUtilaDiving
15.12.2014HondurasUtilaDiving
16.12.2014HondurasUtilaDiving
17.12.2014HondurasUtilaFly to San Pedro Sula
18.12.2014HondurasLake YojoaPulhapanzak Waterfall
19.12.2014HondurasTegucigalpa
20.12.2014HondurasTegucigalpa
21.12.2014NicaraguaEsteliVisit Stone Man Alberto Guiterrez
22.12.2014NicaraguaEsteliMiraflor Natural Reserve
23.12.2014NicaraguaLeónCerro Negro Volcano boarding , stay at big foot hostel?
24.12.2014NicaraguaLeónHike Telica for Sunset?
25.12.2014NicaraguaGranadaClimb Volcan Mombacho or night climb Masaya
26.12.2014NicaraguaGranadaLake Nicaragua, Laguna de Apoyo
27.12.2014NicaraguaOmetepe IslandHiking
28.12.2014NicaraguaSan Juan del SurBeach – Party
29.12.2014CostaRicaLiberiaGet Bus ticket to Panama for customs?
30.12.2014CostaRicaTamarindoLas Baulas National Marine Park
31.12.2014CostaRicaMonteverde and Santa ElenaCloud Forest Reserves, Canopy Tours (December)
01.01.2015CostaRicaSan JoséTrekking in Chirripo National Park
02.01.2015CostaRicaSan JoséTrekking in Chirripo National Park
03.01.2015CostaRicaSan JoséLa Paz Waterfall Gardens
04.01.2015CostaRicaHacienda BarúHacienda Barú National Wildlife Refuge
05.01.2015CostaRicaCorcovado National ParkCorcovado National Park
06.01.2015CostaRicaCorcovado National ParkCorcovado National Park
07.01.2015CostaRicaCorcovado National ParkCorcovado National Park
08.01.2015CostaRicaLimon Area?6-8 days in Limon, if I have the spare time, bridge border crossing
09.01.2015PanamaBoqueteMi Jardín Es Su Jardín, Paradise Gardens
10.01.2015PanamaBoqueteSendero Los Quetzales Trail and other hikes
11.01.2015PanamaBoqueteVisit Embera Indian Village
12.01.2015PanamaBoqueteClimb Volcán Barú
13.01.2015PanamaBoqueteRafting on the Chiriquí Viejo River
14.01.2015PanamaBoqueteBouldering/Climbing and Hot Springs Caldera
15.01.2015PanamaCoiba IslandCoiba Island National Park
16.01.2015PanamaCoiba IslandCoiba Island National Park
17.01.2015PanamaPanama CityTravel day
18.01.2015PanamaPanama CityParque Soberania? Parque Metropolitano in the city
19.01.2015PanamaPanama CityCasco Viejo, Panama Viejo, Amador Causeway
20.01.2015PanamaPanama CityPanama Canal, Miraflores locks in the morning or afternoon
21.01.2015PanamaSan Blas islands5 day cruise to Cartagena 
22.01.2015PanamaSan Blas islands
23.01.2015PanamaSan Blas islands
24.01.2015PanamaSan Blas islands
25.01.2015PanamaSan Blas islands

So if any of this seems interesting to you, please let me know if you want to join. Or maybe you even live in the area and would like to meet up for a beer or a jam session. In any case, just write something in the comments here 🙂

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If you are interested in joining me for this trip, please check out the About Me section to get to know me a bit better first. Also head over to my Travel Report or Photography pages to read about my previous trips or see a list of all my Upcoming Trips!

 

 

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  1. Sam

    3rd November 2014 at 04:52

    Corn Islands in Nicaragua is nice. Have to fly there, unless you want to transport via bus & river over 24 hours. Cheap when you get there & much more chill than San Juan del Sur. Lots of diving & snorkeling. Excellent food.

     
  2. citizenmonde

    3rd November 2014 at 23:47

    sounds amazing! i see you have scuba diving on your itinerary. will this be your first time scuba diving? I’m gonna be trying it for the first time this December in Costa Rica – i’m super excited 🙂

     
  3. Chris

    4th November 2014 at 00:27

    Hey! I will learn how to dive in Utilia, Honduras and from there on will probably do it whereever its good 🙂 How long will you stay in Costa Rica?

     
  4. Brenda Andueza

    9th November 2014 at 19:16

    Heey hii i just found your blog 🙂 and i see that you are in Merida.. What are you doing today? I live here we can meet or show you a little around! Hope you enjoy the city! 🙂

     
  5. theadventuresofmisslopez

    9th November 2014 at 22:03

    I would highly recommend going to Suchitoto in El Salvador, it’s quite nice and it’s a day trip from San Salvador. If you want to do some surfing, La libertad is a good spot. I would recommend going to Santa Teresa in Costa Rica, very nice vibe there. I wouldn’t spend any time in big capitals like Tegucigalpa, nothing much there. Have fun on your Central American trip. I did it back in 2006 and my family is from El Salvador.

     

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